40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201
Join us for an in-person screening and Q&A with the filmmaker on 12/1
"...A wildly ambitious diegesis on faith, gender, criminal justice, collective memory, and artistic license, brought about by a journey home in the face of family tragedy, is nothing short of extraordinary." -- Jordan King, Cinefile
An unspeakable tragedy both binds and fractures filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax’s family in this moving and formally audacious documentary. Over nearly five years of visits to his hometown of Grayling, Michigan, Minax chronicles his sister’s struggles with motherhood, mourning, and domestic abuse, as well as his own fraught conversations with his Mormon parents around his identity as a trans man. Through probing commentary and footage drawn from decades of home movies, NORTH BY CURRENT confronts the burdens of memory with candor and care, inviting us to bear witness to the power of healing and acceptance. Director Angelo Madsen Minax will appear to introduce and discuss the screening.
Additionally, a selection of short films by Angelo Madsen Minax will be made available for a limited time through our virtual screening platform. Films will be available to watch from 12 pm CST on 11/30 to 12 pm CST on 12/6.
Still from NORTH BY CURRENT, courtesy of Angelo Madsen Minax